contemporary design

Design and Food Journal 01: Planting the Flag


In this Research-in-Progress blog series, I’ll be testing ideas and sharing what piques my interest around design and food, part of early ongoing research I’m undertaking here at Cooper-Hewitt in preparation for an exhibition. I view this space as an important part of the process, pulling back the curtain, if you will, on initial thinking that will shape the exhibition. Consider it your special backstage tour. This journal will therefore get messy, but that’s precisely the intention – to have a space where ideas can emerge, develop, be thrown out or be enriched. I’m thirsty for suggestions and feedback, so please do share.
Design and Food, food, contemporary design, ceramics, exhibitions

4 Questions 4: Anab Jain


Anab Jain, founding partner of Superflux, discusses the influence of fantastical beliefs on her work, the structure of her business, and the designer's shifting role in 21st century "architectures of collaboration."
anab jain, superflux, India, UK, england, contemporary design, consultancy, Business, 4q4, 4 Questions 4, digital studio, lab, practice, philosophy

Cooper-Hewitt: Designapalooza


Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne, authors of Readymade: How to Make (Almost) Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer and Ellen Lupton, author of D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself lead a day-long celebration of "DIY" design, showing participants how to translate everyday materials into exciting new objects.
Designapalooza, Shoshana Berger, Grace Hawthorne, Readymade, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, DIY, D.I.Y., Do It Yourself, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: How and Why Things Work - Keynote, Ellen Lupton


Curator Ellen Lupton uses concrete examples to discuss how designed objects and environments affect human behavior. Through objects from the past and present, she demonstrates how good design can solve everyday problems.
How Things Work, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, objects, product design, solving problems, keynote, talk, Lecture, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Groundbreaking- The Past as Inspiration


Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an eighteenth-century designer of architecture, elaborate Interiors and exquisite furnishings, boldly combined historical elements to create innovative designs that still resonate today. Cooper-Hewitt invites a panel of designers to discuss how, like Piranesi, their imaginative and often irreverent use of historical motifs invigorates contemporary design. This panel features: Anna Sui, Fashion Designer; Bill Diamond, Interior Designer, Diamond + Baratta; Tony Baratta, Interior Designer, Diamond + Baratta;
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, architect, Designer, interiors, furnishings, Anna Sui, Bill Diamond, Tony Baratta, Jessica Smith, Ellen Lupton, historical motifs, inspiration, contemporary design, Piranesi as Designer, Exhibition, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: 2008 National Design Awards Winners' Panel


Michael Bierut, this year's winner of the Design Mind award, discusses the state of contemporary design with our National Design Awards winners: Tom Kundig, FAIA; Scott Stowell (OPEN); Ralph Rucci; Lucinda Sanders (OLIN); and Charles Harrison.
National Design Awards, 2008, Winners Panel, contemporary design, Michael Bierut, Pentagram, Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig Architects, Scott Stowell, Open, Ralph Rucci, Lucinda Sanders, Olin, Charles Harrison, Architecture, Industrial Design, fashion, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Bring Graphic Design to the Classroom: Workshop with Ellen Lupton


Join Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum for a presentation and discussion on teaching graphic design with Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design, graphic designer, educator, and author of several books on design including D.I.Y.: Design it Yourself, and D.I.Y. Kids. The presentation will offer strategies for explaining and teaching graphic design principles and ways to move your students to thinking and working like designers.
graphic design, cover design, classroom, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, NYC, New York City, teachers, educators, middle school, high school, teaching strategies, design education, Workshop, talk, long, public program

DesignBoost NYC: Ellen Lupton


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, reader, e-reader, MICA, talk, long

GlassLab


In a special two-week presentation, Cooper-Hewitt will host GlassLab, an innovative program of The Corning Museum of Glass that pairs its master glassmakers with some of the most creative minds working in design today.
GlassLab, Corning Museum of Glass, Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, contemporary design, glassmaking

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